Glory in the Name: A Novel of the Confederate Navy
Glory in the Name: A Novel of the Confederate Navy by James L Nelson
Glory in the Name: A Novel of the Confederate Navy Author: James L Nelson
Title: Glory in the Name: A Novel of the Confederate Navy
ISBN: 0060959053
ISBN13: 978-0060959050
Other Formats: azw lit lrf docx
Pages: 432 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (April 13, 2004)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1762 kb
Size EPUB version: 1758 kb
Subcategory: Genre Fiction




Then call us Rebels if you will we glory in the name, for bending under unjust laws and swearing faith to an unjust cause, we count as greater shame. -- Richmond Daily Dispatch, May 12, 1862

April 12, 1861. With one jerk of a lanyard, one shell arching into the sky, years of tension explode into civil war. And for those men who do not know in which direction their loyalty calls them, it is a time for decisions. Such a one is Lieutenant Samuel Bowater, an officer of the U.S. Navy and a native of Charleston, South Carolina.

Hard-pressed to abandon the oath he swore to the United States, but unable to fight against his home state, Bowater accepts a commission in the nascent Confederate Navy, where captains who once strode the quarterdecks of the world's most powerful ships are now assuming command of paddle wheelers and towboats. Taking charge of the armed tugboat Cape Fear, and then the ironclad Yazoo River, Bowater and his men, against overwhelming odds, engage in the waterborne fight for Southern independence.